Choosing your ideal Hampshire or Dorset wedding venue is an exciting part of your wedding planning. There is a huge choice of venue types in Hants and Dorset including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.
Take a look at Hampshire or Dorset wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.
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Approached via a unique causeway entrance, Hayling Island Sailing Club sits on a peninsula of golden sand at the entrance to Chichester Harbour. The clubhouse, dining room, bars and balconies offer unrivalled views over the harbour and South Downs. Along with its very own private sandy beach, the club offers a memorable backdrop for the most important day of your life.
At Romsey Golf Club we have a warm and friendly team of staff to ensure that your event runs to plan in the most efficient and courteous manner.
We pride ourselves on offering a welcoming environment for your special day. Stunning views, unique location Personally designed quotes for your special day. Your vision, your style, your day. We make it happen.
A TRULY MAGNIFICENT AND UNIQUE WEDDING VENUE
Sweeping lawns and award-winning parkland give way to our 18th Century Grade II* Listed Upton House – where couples celebrate their marriage in our wonderfully restored and historic 200 year old Manor House. Formal gardens amble down to the charming and beautiful Walled Garden which offers the most exquisite backdrop for marquee wedding receptions through the summer months.
The Cathedral’s historic buildings and beautiful gardens offer a perfect setting for any event you wish to host, including, wedding receptions, social gatherings, business meetings and conferences. Whatever your food and drink requirements, our in-house catering team will be happy to help.
Wedding dreams of being kings and queens of the castle for the big day? Lucky for you, this fairytale ending can come true as the UK is blessed with a whole host of romantic castle wedding venues. Engagement ring specialists at Steven Stone analysed a comprehensive list of castles on wedding planning websites and using hashtag data from Instagram to reveal which venues has the highest number of posts to inspire your big-day wedding venue choice.... read more
Posted: 7 October 2021
Whether you're planning a wedding, celebrating an anniversary or simply need a night away, this staycation prize is a welcome getaway treat courtesy of Interstate Hotels & Resorts.At one of the most sought-after Mercure wedding venues in the UK, the lucky winner and their guest will stay in the best room in the house, the Wedding Suite, with dinner and breakfast at the hotel of their choice.The Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel is one of the most desirable wedding venues Yorkshire has to offer, set in the picturesque Golden Acres Park with formal gardens and a picturesque gazebo for dreamy outdoor weddings. While, The Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel is a tranquil four-star hotel set amongst two acres of landscaped gardens with a backdrop of beautiful rolling Cheshire countryside and Welsh mountains providing an idyllic setting for any wedding. Or, why not check out Cotswold's Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel for character and setting? This four-star Georgian country house boasts 12 acres of its own park and woodland providing the perfect Gloucestershire backdrop for a truly scenic wedding.... read more
Posted: 29 June 2021
One thing the pandemic has highlighted is the archaic wedding laws couples are still governed by; and although this was due to be revised in government in the next year or two, MPs have decided to bring forward a change in outdoor weddings. From 1st July to 30th April 2022, couples can tie the knot outside without the restrictions of it having to take place under a permanent licensed structure, ie, a gazebo or pagoda. This is a much needed boost for wedding venues with booking in the next nine months and are having to adhere to social distancing requirements and outdoor weddings being preferable.... read more
Posted: 21 June 2021
Exclusive Collection is set to unveil two new restaurant destinations – Hillfield Restaurant & Bar, an ode to Surrey produce at Pennyhill Park, and The Wellhouse at Lainston House, a more casual evening-only immersive dining experience focused on seasonal wood-fired cooking. The developments form part of Exclusive Collection's wider commitment to reinvesting back into the properties and creating truly original concepts that appeal to their local audience as well as hotel guests. Named after the earliest historic reference to the land, 'Pennyhillfield', Hillfield Restaurant & Bar is a truly hyper-local English brasserie showcasing the very best of Surrey's finest produce. Located in the five-star luxury resort, set in 120 acres of glorious English landscape complete with popular spa will sit alongside the Michelin star restaurant, Latymer as a truly exciting and accessible destination restaurant.... read more
Posted: 3 June 2021
From the North East and Yorkshire to London and Oxfordshire, Countrywide Hotels' properties are located across the UK in fantastic locations near top local attractions, stunning beaches and beautiful countryside.Whether you're after a romantic getaway in an historic stately home, a leisure break at a top golf and spa resort, of a family friendly location with the little ones there's truly something for everyone. Read on to find out all the latest news at Countrywide Hotels...... read more
Posted: 21 April 2021
Couples can now walk down the aisle at The Tank Museum, one of Dorset's newest and most unusual wedding venues. Events manager Rosanna Dean says, "It might seem like a quirky place to get married, but we know there are lots of people looking for something a little different on their wedding day."Our unique surroundings have already attracted couples with a special connection to The Tank Museum, who want to celebrate their marriage with us. Some have links to the military, a keen interest in the subject or ties to the local area. The variety of settings and the expertise we have at the museum means we can offer a completely tailored experience."Whether you want an... read more
Posted: 18 March 2021
The last year has certainly changed the way we make our plans; local weddings and UK minimoons will be a priority for this year and beyond! Luckily, the UK has some stunning coastal locations, idyllic countryside hotspots and cool cities to suit whatever your desires. Why not even mix it up with a city escape mixed with countryside charm; London and the home counties are all on your doorstep! Holiday cottage company, Lyme Bay Holidays have analysed data to find the UK's most romantic destinations and Bristol ranks in the top ten. Read on to find out if your area features in the romance chart...... read more
Posted: 15 February 2021
De Vere, a collection of historic mansion house estates and distinctive contemporary hotels - many of which are outstanding wedding venues - has donated £202,248 to NHS Charities Together to help NHS staff, volunteers and patients at the centre of the COVID-19 crisis. The money was raised when De Vere pledged a proportion of the value of each direct bedroom booking, including VAT, to NHS Charities Together* after the hotels were allowed to open in August 2020. De Vere's donation will help support NHS staff, volunteers and patients in key areas including welfare and wellbeing, assistance for patients leaving hospital, and long-term mental health support for NHS workers.... read more
Posted: 12 February 2021
With vaccines well and truly providing the road to recovery in the UK we can start to dream again about romantic breaks away with loved ones. Not only do venue gift vouchers make for the perfect V-day gift - especially if you're stuck for ideas - but it's also something truly thoughtful and romantic to look forward to! It's time to start putting plans and holidays in the diary once again, and where better to start then an idyllic break for two at one of these Exclusive Collection properties... read more
Posted: 9 February 2021
If you're looking for something different to the norm for your wedding reception, check out The Hamper, a Hampshire-based contemporary concept bringing the venue to a location of your choice. Billed as the UK's first recycled container venue, it's been designed as a luxury and versatile alternative to the wedding marquee. With a white dome roof and 25ft-high fully retractable windows it not only delivers the wow factor, but also allows the wedding party to enjoy the outdoor setting to the full. Delivered and installed hassle-free, it can be personalised and is designed to withstand the unpredictable British weather. The inside space is accented by string lighting, with a copper-wrapped bar, green-plant walls, a forest chandelier and hand-crafted scaffold-board tables, decorated to complement your big-day theme.... read more
Posted: 2 February 2021